1.4. The Human Mirror Neuron System and Social Cognition

  1. Richard Ebstein,
  2. Simone Shamay-Tsoory and
  3. Soo Hong Chew
  1. Sook-Lei Liew1,2 and
  2. Lisa Aziz-Zadeh1,2,3

Published Online: 25 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118101803.ch4

From DNA to Social Cognition

From DNA to Social Cognition

How to Cite

Liew, S.-L. and Aziz-Zadeh, L. (2011) The Human Mirror Neuron System and Social Cognition, in From DNA to Social Cognition (eds R. Ebstein, S. Shamay-Tsoory and S. H. Chew), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118101803.ch4

Editor Information

  1. University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA

  2. 2

    The Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA

  3. 3

    The Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of Southern California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470543962

Online ISBN: 9781118101803

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Keywords:

  • human mirror neuron system and social cognition - contributions of a frontoparietal neural network, the mirror neuron system (MNS) to social cognition;
  • MNS and empathy - mirror neuron system, role in motor imitation and emulation;
  • MNS and other social networks - role of MNS as it works with other networks, and social cognition

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The MNS and Social Experiences

  • The MNS and Empathy

  • The MNS and Social Group Affiliations

  • The MNS, Language, and Embodied Semantics

  • Shared Representations beyond the MNS

  • The MNS and other Social Networks

  • Conclusion and Future Directions

  • References